The Caledonian Television Company

Getting in touch.

When it comes to corporate video production, we believe we offer the very best balance of cost and quality available in Britain today...

Our low cost, high quality service is only made possible by our paring away cost-drivers that do not directly contribute to the quality of the end product. It's for that reason that the service we offer is 100% mobile (we come to you) and we do not operate any kind of 'front of house' service - in particular, we don't employ staff just to answer the  phone to tell you the person you actually need to speak to isn't around! These days, that's just a waste of your money!

Please understand that your initial enquiry will really need the attention of an experienced Project Manager, who can take the time to properly explore your need and answer your questions - and they're very-often out actually making programmes! For that reason, we would strongly suggest that the best way to make initial contact with us is via Email; all enquiries to admin@caledoniantv.com  - Please include a brief outline of your requirements.

We aim to respond to emails within 24 hours,  during the working week...

Email: admin@caledoniantv.com

- in practice, we're usually much quicker than that!

Our main telephone number is staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by the production staff) supported by a 24-hour answer service. In practice, staff are generally available able to deal with telephone enquiries for over 80% of the working week. Should your call go to voicemail we ask that you leave us a UK LANDLINE number that we can contact you at.

Bona-fide clients and partners are provided with an unpublished direct-contact number for the production office as well as a mobile number and direct email address for their assigned Project Manager.

Unfortunately, in recent years, we've seen a sharp rise in the number of crank calls received. This is no-less disturbing in a work context than it is for people sitting at home. Please note therefore that our telephone systems are set to reject calls from withheld numbers and that calls may be recorded for core business purposes.

We respectfully ask that individuals engaged in tele-sales activities do not contact us - our numbers are registered with CTPS.

Telephone: 0131 202 6230

Where we are, where we operate, and how available we are....

Location, location, location.

The Caledonian Television Company™ is based on the outskirts of Edinburgh on the border with West Lothian, which gives us easy access to the M8 Glasgow, the Clyde Coast and Dumbartonshire, the M9 towards Fife and Perth, the A1 South towards the Scottish Borders and of course the A71 which provides a fast link to Kilmarnock and Ayrshire.  Primarily, we seek to serve businesses in the Scottish Central Belt, West Coast , Dumbarton and the West Highlands, Stirling, Fife, Lothians, Borders and East Coast, as well as Northumberland and Cumbria in a line roughly North of the A69 - Newcastle to Carlisle. 

Subject to availability, we do also provide film services to most other areas of the UK with the regrettable exception of areas inside the London LEZ.  - This is entirely due to restrictive and costly transport policies, red tape and clawing expense on film crews imposed by the London authorities. - Basically it's become too time-consuming, stressful and expensive to provide any service to the London area..

Availability and Lead Times.

Normally there is a four-to-six week 'lead time' between commissioning your programme (i.e. actually paying your deposit) and the commencement of filming. Additionally, post production (editing and finishing) generally takes between ten days and two weeks in most cases, but can take longer. In all cases, the longer we have to plan and execute your production the better. - The simple fact is it's cheaper to book resources well in advance than it is to try and acquire them at the last minute!

It's never too early to contact us, and not uncommon for us to be in discussion over projects that will shoot a year or two after the client makes first contact!

In exceptional circumstances, and dependent on current workload, we can sometimes reduce these timescales. However, this will often attract premium rates and will not always be possible.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE FILMING SLOTS AVAILABLE FROM EARLY FEBRURARY 2019 - The production office is CLOSED for the Christmas and New Year holidays until January the 7th, 2019. However emails are still being checked and we will be pleased to respond to your initial enquiry with a view to meeting in the New Year.